Today, Google announced the launch of Google+, tout­ed by some as Google’s answer to Face­book.  Below are help­ful links and demos to help you under­stand Google+.

What is Google+?

  • Google+ is a project aim­ing to make shar­ing on the web more like shar­ing in the real world.
  • The Google+ project is launch­ing in Field Tri­al today in 44 lan­guages. Field Tri­al includes a lim­it­ed num­ber of peo­ple who will receive an invite to sign up and join the project. Short­ly there­after, these ear­ly Google+ users will then be per­mit­ted to invite oth­ers, and usage will grow.
  • The +1 but­ton was the first prod­uct we released as part of the Google+ project. The +1 but­ton helps pro­vide rec­om­men­da­tions to friends and con­tacts on Google search. Now, in addi­tion to +1’ing pages across the web, peo­ple can also use +1 to show their sup­port for posts in Google+.
  • There are cur­rent­ly no adver­tis­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties with Google+ – Stay tuned for more info on ways busi­ness­es can engage users with Google+!

Where can I find more info?